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Title: Assessment of Injury to Harbor Seals in PWS and Adjacent Areas Following EVOS

Project Year and Number: 1992: R073

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01064-CLO, 2000: 00064-CLO, 1999: 99064, 1998: 98064, 1997: 97064, 1996: 96064, 1995: 95064, 1994: 94064, 1993: 93046, 1992: MM05, 1991: MM05, 1990: MM05, 1989: MM05

Principal Investigator (PI): Kathy Frost, State Of Alaska

Assisting Personnel: Lloyd Lowry

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals

Abstract: The harbor seal restoration project will be funded during 1992 to cover project close-out costs. Close-out funds will be used to complete spring 1992 field work and to prepare a final report of harbor seal restoration study activities.

Scheduled field work will entail attaching satellite transmitters to approximately ten harbor seals in Prince William Sound. They will be used to monitor their movements and hauling out and diving behavior until they cease to function and/or fall off during the annual molt in August. As indicated in all previous proposals and budgets for this project, satellite transmitters and data acquisition time for spring 1992 field work have already been procured with 1991 funds. This was necessitated by the three-month lead time required for transmitter manufacture and the requirement that satellite time be committed in January-February.

The final report will present and analyze data from harbor seals that were satellite tagged in 1991 and 1992 as part of this restoration study. This will include analyses of movements and diving and hauling out patterns; an evaluation of changes in harbor seal distribution and abundance following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in light of these results; the potential application of diving and movements data to design and interpretation of aerial monitoring surveys; and recommendations for further study. In order to allow ample time for analysis of 1992 data, the final report will be completed by December 31, 1992.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Marine Mammals - Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, walrus)
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Ecology
Technological Methods Radio Tagging

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1992

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1992

Annual Report: 1992: Not Applicable

Final Report: See Project 1204

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01064-CLO View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
View No datasets
2000: 00064-CLO Not Available 2000: Not Available
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1999: 99064 Not Available 1999: Not Available
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1998: 98064 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1997: 97064 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1996: 96064 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1995: 95064 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1994: 94064 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1993: 93046 Not Available 1993: View (PDF)
See Project 01064-CLO See Project 01064-CLO
1992: MM05 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1991: MM05 Not Available 1991: Not Applicable
See Project MM05 See Project MM05
1990: MM05 Not Available 1990: Not Applicable
See Project MM05 See Project MM05
1989: MM05 Not Available 1989: Not Applicable
See Project MM05 See Project MM05